Patents Examined by Gerald J Sufleta, II
  • Patent number: 10649130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a louvre lighting unit which contains a plurality of louvre cells for beam shaping the lighting unit light. The plurality of louvre cells comprises a plurality of n subsets, each comprising a respective plurality of m louvre cells. The louvre cells of each subset are configured as a domain of adjoining louvre cells, wherein a respective plurality of k louvre cells within each domain have mutually differing louvre cell cross-sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter John Franck, Thomas Deflandre, Ronald Cornelis De Gier, Mark Johannes Antonius Verhoeven, James Jehong Kim
  • Patent number: 10641455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting unit (1) for a motor vehicle, which comprises a light module (2) and a mirror module (3), wherein the mirror module (3) is designed to reflect the light emission produced by the light module (3) in an emission direction of the lighting unit (1), characterized by: the light module (2), which comprises at least one light source (4) and a first heat sink (5), the mirror module (3), which comprises a mirror unit (6) and a second heat sink (7), a cooling system (8), which comprises at least one inlet (9), at least one outlet (10), at least one line (11), at least one flow unit (12), a cooling medium, a first cooling sink, and a second cooling sink, wherein the inlet (9) and the outlet (10) are connected by the line (11), and the flow unit (12) is inserted into the line (11) in order to produce a flow of the cooling medium in the line (11) and sucks in the cooling medium through the inlet (9) and discharges the cooling medium through the outlet (10), and the first cooling sink is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Mayer, Markus Reinprecht, Stefan Mitterlehner
  • Patent number: 10620350
    Abstract: A structured light module is combinable with a frame. The structured light module includes a housing, a light-emitting unit, at least one corresponding optical element, a circuit board, and at least one fastening element. The light-emitting unit is disposed on the circuit board and accommodated within the housing. The at least one fastening element is connected with one of the housing and the circuit board. When the at least one fastening element is combined with a frame, the structured light module is positioned on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Everready Precision Ind. Corp.
    Inventors: Jyh-Long Chern, Chih-Ming Yen
  • Patent number: 10619806
    Abstract: An assembly light apparatus has a LED module, a light box, a driver box. The driver box is installed in a cavity of a ceiling via a fixing structure. The light box contains the LED module. The light box has a output opening and a back cover. The back cover has a first electrical terminal and a second electrical terminal connected to a first electrode and a second electrode of the driver box respectively. The light box and the driver box are detachably connected with a light box connector and a driver box connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Yongchuan Li
  • Patent number: 10618464
    Abstract: A modular light bar, for mounting on an emergency vehicle, is configured for changing of a portion of its external shape for changing a corresponding light directional capability thereof using interchangeable lighting modules. The lights thereon cast light in multiple lighting directions without using any rotating elements. The modular light bar includes: a base member with a first light bar end section and a second light bar end section interconnected by a support portion configured to provide a gap between the first and second light bar end sections. Various different center section lighting modules may be interchangeably received in the gap between the first light bar end section and the second light bar end section, and be latched thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Squicciarini
  • Patent number: 10612738
    Abstract: A portable device for generating and providing electricity is disclosed. The device includes one or more flat solar panels; one or more batteries arranged to be changed with electric power from the one or more flat solar panels; one or more lights arranged to be powered from the one or more batteries; one or more electric connectors arranged to receive electric power form the one or more batteries and to connect to combined power/data connections on portable electronic devices; and an expandable and collapsible housing holding the solar panels, batteries, and lights, and arranged to form a hollow inner volume when expanded and a flat panel when contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LuminAID LAB, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea M. Sreshta, Anna Ruth Stork
  • Patent number: 10611300
    Abstract: An interior light for a motor vehicle, having a switch for switching the interior light on and off, a lens and at least a first light of which the light beams pass through the lens and are able to provide a first light function. Furthermore, there is at least one second light of which the light beams can be coupled into at least one light guide via at least one light entry point, and can be coupled out again via at least one light extraction structure to provide a second light function. The lens can be an integral part of the light guide. In this way, an interior light for a motor vehicle can be realized, which has a switch indicator light and can be made of a very compact design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Buelow, Alexej Preobraschenski, Klaus Zander, Mirco Wenzel
  • Patent number: 10612742
    Abstract: A light reflective cover includes a concave main reflective surface and a ridge having a connecting surface, a ridge-top reflective surface, a light source end, and a light emitting end. The light source end and the light emitting end are opposite to each other. The connecting surface is opposite to the ridge-top reflective surface and connected to the main reflective surface. The ridge-top reflective surface extends between the light source end and the light emitting end. The ridge-top reflective surface includes a step for dividing the ridge-top reflective surface into a first part near the light source end and a second part near the light emitting end. The second part recesses with respect to the first part toward the connecting surface. The endpoint of the second part at the light emitting end does not protrude beyond an extension line along a first arc formed by the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Syuan-Wei Jhang, Chien-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 10604062
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a headlight, a first position sensor for outputting first position information, a second position sensor for outputting second position information, and an actuating system which is configured to adjust a light distribution generated by the headlight as a function of the first and second position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Lang, Thomas Hagenreiner
  • Patent number: 10598329
    Abstract: The light-conductive optical system comprises a planarly shaped light guide (1) made from an optically transparent material with an associated light unit (3) and a collimating element (2). The light guide (1) comprises an output surface (12) for the output of light rays (10) and a binding surface (11) to bind light rays (10) to the light guide (1). The output surface (12) and the binding surface (11) are situated on surfaces that transversally connect the top (5) and bottom surface (6) of the light guide (1) and the binding surface (11) comprises a partial surface (11c) situated opposite the output surface (22) of the collimating element (2) and a lateral partial surface (11a, 11b) at one or both sides of the partial surface (11c). The height (v) of the output surface (22) is bigger than the thickness (t) of the light guide (1) so the output surface (22) reaches above the top surface (5) and/or below the bottom surface (6) of the light guide (1) with its overlapping part (8, 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Varric Lighting Sytems, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Jakub Hruska, Vit Simurda, Jan Hanko
  • Patent number: 10596952
    Abstract: An intelligent illuminating system for a vehicle lamp comprises a lens, a circuit board, a plurality of LED light sources on the circuit board distributed in an array, and a hollow reflector disposed between the LED light sources and the lens. The hollow reflector has reflection cavities disposed in one-to-one correspondence with the LED light sources. The reflection cavity has an incident opening, an emergent opening, and a reflection surface extending between the incident opening and the emergent opening. The LED light source is disposed at the incident opening. The emergent opening is located on a focal plane of the lens or has a defocusing amount from the focal plane of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Meng Yan, Juejing Yang, Yunzhou Li
  • Patent number: 10584867
    Abstract: A lighted sports court floor mop designed for drawing visual attention to itself. It has a circular mop body with a ring of downward facing LEDs imbedded about the entire perimeter of the mop head body. These LEDs face downward when the mop head is in use on the floor, and are not visible when the mop is in use, as they are embedded in the bottom face of the mop head. The light emitted from these LEDs is not directly visible when the mop is in use but rather the light directly emitted from the LEDs is reflected off of the floor to outside of the mop body so the viewing public sees the illusion that the mop body is floating above the court floor. A video display panel may be optionally mounted on the top deck of the mop head that is horizontally or vertically disposed. The lights and video display panel are operated by a pole handle mounted switch that operates the control module. The control module and its power source are housed in the mop body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Roy Allen Sigurdson
  • Patent number: 10576874
    Abstract: An illumination device is provided, including a coherent light source that emits coherent light beam and an optical device that diffuses the coherent light beam. The optical device includes a first diffusion region that diffuses the coherent light beam to illuminate a first area, and a second diffusion region that diffuses the coherent light beam to display predetermined information in a second area. A timing control unit individually controls a light emission timing at which the coherent light source emits the coherent light so that the coherent light is irradiated to the first diffusion region and the second diffusion region, an incident timing at which the coherent light from the coherent light source is incident on the first diffusion region and the second diffusion region, or an illumination timing at which the coherent light diffused by the optical device illuminates the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makio Kurashige, Tomoe Sato, Kazutoshi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10578294
    Abstract: A thermally conducting reflector is employed to serve as dual-use thermal conductor and light reflector for collimating a multi-chip LED array. The thermally conducting reflector consists of a heat sink, item, a reflector made of a thermally conducting and optically reflective material such as aluminum, item, a transparent cover, item, and lamp base that is electrically isolating, item and a common lighting electrical connector, item, illustrated as an Edison type screw base. The novelty in the present invention is how the items are structured to work together to dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Howard Beregszaszi, Edward E. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10578268
    Abstract: A smart headlight includes a headlight mount, a main light source, a lens and a light-shielding structure. The main light source is disposed on the headlight mount. The lens is connected to the headlight mount and corresponds in position to the main light source. The light shielding structure is disposed on the headlight mount and arranged between the main light source and the lens. The light shielding structure includes a first light-shielding plate and a second light-shielding plate. The first light-shielding plate is configured to reciprocally move between an upright position and a reclined position, such that a top portion of the second light-shielding plate can be covered by or exposed from the first light-shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10578269
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle indicator lighting assembly or other lighting device for providing dual-color outputs in a lit state and an unlit state, respectively. Specifically, a color of a lighting device may be controlled such that an unlit state may communicate a desired color corresponding to a surface of a component of the lighting device. For instance, the lighting device can include a light guide having one or more decoupling regions and a bezel having one or more effecting facets arranged relative to the light guide. The light guide may be optically-coupled to a light source. The one or more effecting facets may be designed such that, when the lighting device is not illuminated by the light source, a color of a surface of the one or more effecting facets is displayed to an observer in a trailing vehicle by reflection of ambient light from an environment external to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert King, Charles Crespin
  • Patent number: 10556706
    Abstract: An integrated aircraft lighting and display panel includes high-density arrays of micro-scale light-emitting diodes (LED) set into arrays (e.g., linear, two-dimensional, freeform) to form tiles, the LED tiles combined and interconnected to form LED panels conformable to any interior surface within an aircraft cabin. The PCB and LED arrays may be set into structural layers corresponding to overhead panels, side panels, bin panels, divider panels, doorway panels, galley and monument panels, or other interior structural panels of the aircraft. The LED arrays may be activated by an onboard video processor and local panel-level controllers to provide cabin lighting, indicate aircraft signage, display high-resolution image or video graphics, or simultaneously blend any combination thereof, either on command or in response to detected conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johannessen, Andre Hessling, Alvin S. Bartolome, Arthur Loic Dibeton Tchakounte
  • Patent number: 10557599
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes: a reflector having a first reflection surface with a shape of a surface of revolution, and a downward light emission outlet through which direct light from a light source and reflection light from the first reflection surface being emitted; and a cone having a substantially truncated conical second reflection surface, an upper opening opposing the light emission outlet, and a lower opening having a larger diameter than the upper opening. The cone is positioned outside the optical paths of the controlled reflection light from the first reflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MODULEX INC.
    Inventor: Goro Terumichi
  • Patent number: 10551024
    Abstract: A combination rear lamp is revealed. A light emitting unit is disposed in a mounting space formed between a lamp base and a lamp cover. A plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) is arranged at a substrate of the light emitting unit. A transparent first area is formed on a middle part of the lamp cover and a translucent second area is formed around the first area. A light guide bar is located directly under the first area and its length is longer than that of the first area. Two LEDs that emit white light are corresponding to light incident parts on two sides of the light guide bar respectively. Thereby white light emitted and transmitted through the light guide bar and the first area of the lamp cover is projected in a three-dimensional sense. The LEDs and light spot emitted will not be seen through the lamp cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsi Chen, Shin-An Chen
  • Patent number: 10544924
    Abstract: A retention structure for retaining a recessed lighting fixture behind a ceiling includes an attachment structure that has a first wall and a second wall. The attachment structure is designed to be attached to a housing of a recessed light fixture. The retention structure further includes a screw attached to the first wall of the attachment structure and to the second wall of the attachment structure. The retention structure also includes a pawl attached to the threaded screw. The pawl is rotatable along with the threaded screw. The pawl is also axially movable along the threaded screw between the first wall of the attachment structure and the second wall of the attachment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Zhihong Lin, Steven Pyshos